Arts Market Downtown
Arts Market New Orleans, the region’s leading fine art and crafts market, launches a downtown edition of the art market on Saturday, April 1st. Presented by the Downtown Development District and organized by the Arts Council New Orleans the Arts Market Downtown will appear from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm at 750 Carondelet at Julia Street and highlight an intimate and curated market of up-and-coming local artists, vintage sellers, jewelry designers, furniture makers, and food purveyors on select Saturdays in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans’ First Saturday Art Walk.
The opening Saturday, April 1st Arts Market Downtown presented by the Downtown Development District will feature local artwork including prints by Bare Bones Studio, Arts Kinetic jewelry, Panthera textiles, Ridgewalker Glass work, Ardor 4 Nola Furniture, along with additional local artists’ work. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tasche de la Rocha will perform from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and 8 – 9 pm. La Cubana and Petite Rouge food trucks will round out the festive experience along with multimedia artist Elise Ingber will be illustrating custom pins for market guests by donation.
“It is fitting that such a program should come to Downtown NOLA and we are excited to partner with
the Arts Council on this project,” said DDD President & CEO Kurt Weigle. “Downtown NOLA offers artists more inspiration than most any other city in America, in addition to many other desired amenities. And, through special initiatives and investments, the DDD is working every day to build and support a creative economy in Downtown NOLA.”
The Arts Market Downtown is the newest addition to the growing cultural offering in the New Orleans Arts District serving the growing
downtown New Orleans community.
“Bringing the Arts Market New Orleans Downtown offers the Arts Council a new opportunity to demonstrate how art transforms communities,” Arts Council President & CEO Nick Stillman said. “We look forward to contributing to the Downtown cultural community and highlighting new and innovative work by local artists with a distinctive and fresh arts market experience.”
Upcoming Arts Market Downtown Saturday dates include: May 6th, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, and November 4th. Downtown Development District of New Orleans (DDD) was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 1974 as the nation’s first assessment-based business improvement district (BID) to provide enhanced services in economic development, cleaning and safety. The DDD services the area bounded by Iberville Street, the Pontchartrain Expressway, Claiborne Avenue and the Mississippi River. (downtownnola.com) #DowntownNOLA
Arts Council New Orleans is a private, multidisciplinary, nonprofit organization designated as the City of New Orleans’ official arts agency. The Arts Council’s mission is to support arts and culture and demonstrate how they transform communities. (artsneworleans.org) #artsneworleans